- An ex convict has told a court in Accra that he is homosexual who paid his lovers with proceeds from his booty
- The court granted him bail of GH30,000 with three sureties
- He was also ordered to deposit GH¢10,000
- Smith robbed his victims of their belongings after posing as a photographer
- One such victim lost about $4,626 which was stolen from her handbag
- The suspect is an ex convict who has served a two-year jail term at the Nsawam Medium Prisons
- He is supposed to reappear before the court on Thursday, March 17, 2016
A 40-year-old ex-convict, Kojo Smith has told an Accra Circuit court he is homosexual and used the proceeds from his booty to pay his partners.
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The accused who usually stole handbags and other valuables at social gatherings has been granted bail in a sum of 30,000 with three sureties and one to be justified.
Smith who pleaded not guilty, was also ordered by the court to deposit GH¢10,000 with the court as part of the bail condition.
Prosecuting, Inspector Clement Adjei told the court that Smith who centered his operations at the University of Ghana, Legon, moved from one social gathering such as funerals and weddings to the other and public places at the Campus where he usually stole the personal belongings of his unsuspecting victims after parading himself as a photographer.
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The prosecutor said, between December 2015 and February 10, this year, Smith has stolen items from the Great Hall, churches and entertainment centres on the university campus.
In one such incident he is reported to have robbed a victim of $4,626, which was in her handbag.
The court was told that the Legon District Police was investigating four cases allegedly involving Smith and filed by Hall officers at Legon campus as well as representatives of two churches in the area.
Meanwhile, the court also learnt that Smith was released from the Nsawam Medium Security Prison in 2015, having already been arrested in 2013 for stealing in a similar circumstance where his victims who were participants in a workshop at a hotel at East Legon had their belongings stolen.
An Accra Circuit court therefore convicted him to two years’ imprisonment with hard labour.
The ex-convict after serving his jail term, pitched camp on the University of Ghana, Legon campus this time.
He is to reappear before the court on Thursday, March 17, 2016.